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Am I Employable or Not?

Today I will walk into my favorite plant nursery with a filled out application and a smile. I want to work with plants. I hope they will let me, and that they will pay me enough to contribute a reasonable share to our bills. Jebus, I'm nervous. Please wish me luck, or at least a favorable audience with the indifferent guardians of chance.

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kitteblue
Mar. 6th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
squee!
Ilove this plan. I think you'll be great!
joanarkham
Mar. 6th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, good luck!

BTW< I know Nall's is always looking for seasonal workers but I don't know how much of that would be with plants and how much of that would be selling apple butter. :\
railwaymadness
Mar. 6th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
exciting! *crosses fingers*
peregrin8
Mar. 6th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
oooh! That sounds LOVELY. And I adore that icon!

fingers and toes crossed!!!
pastor_saturn
Mar. 6th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
It sounds right up your alley! Crossing everything crossable for ya!
rikibeth
Mar. 6th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Luck indeed, and yay plants!
serendipity9000
Mar. 6th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Sending lots of luck and confidence in your perfectness for such a job!
geekchick
Mar. 6th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Good luck! *fingers crossed*
kmhoofnagle
Mar. 6th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, likely they'll let you play. Unfortunately paying you decently is another thing. And letting you design is still a third thing. On those fronts, I've no idea.

If you want knowledge to make yourself a better botanist, I believe the Friends of Green Springs (FROGS) will teach you quite a lot volunteering in the green house at Green Springs. And there's always getting a Master Gardener cert. That has some public service obligations attached to it. A friend of mine did this and volunteered to teach mosquito abatement to home owners associations for a year I think.
vitruvian23
Mar. 6th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Good luck with this. I'm guessing that this means you're not planning to go back to the office environment any time soon, which sounds like it may be for the best given all you've been going through.

Hey, look at it this way... they may not be able to pay you well, but maybe you'll pick up essential skills in time for a total economic collapse, and actually be one of the people able to contribute meaningfully to everybody's survival... when we're all squatting on our own foreclosed properties, somebody's going to need to know what to plant and when.

Hey, wait, I was meaning to cheer you up!
eac
Mar. 6th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
*hug* You are employable. You are. Best of luck today.
nixieq
Mar. 6th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
luck luck luck!
troyswann
Mar. 6th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!
rottenlilgirl
Mar. 6th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I think this a great idea and I hope that you get hired and find the work rewarding.
acogswell
Mar. 6th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Ohh, I hope they can see how amazing you are the minute you walk through the door.
lionsden
Mar. 6th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Bestest of luck! Keeping everything crossed for ya'!
jgcr
Mar. 6th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
yay plants!
nokturnal23
Mar. 6th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!!! It always makes me feel like spring is here when I go plant shopping!
_blackjack_
Mar. 6th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
As I recall, you interview very well, because you've got that whole liking-people thing going on. And like I said, the average applicant is probably an immigrant or ex-con, so you've got nothing to worry about.
panthergirl
Mar. 6th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
I really hope you get this. This would be so wonderful for you. You would get to play/work with things you've always loved, and maybe you can take home ones that don't sell for your yard. For many years it was a 'back burner' dream to go work in a florist shop or a nursery or something, if you can do that, more power to you.

PS - There are some really lonely veggie seeds at my house, they need you.
mercurialgirl
Mar. 7th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Oh yay! I would wish you luck -- well, okay, I DO wish you luck, but it's redundant. You'd be an incredible asset to any nursery-type gardenny place, and there are many nice ones down there, as I recall. What a treat to get to work among happy growing things all day, and what a treat for the folks coming in to deal with someone who actually loves their job.
boadiccea
Mar. 7th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
And you have the most beautiful smile and love of/talent with plants, how can they possibly resist you, love?

I *know* you will work with plants for an income and thrive at it.

xo
greengirl7020
Mar. 8th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
I hope you got the chance to work with plants?
kabistani
Mar. 9th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Sorry this is so late, but my fingers are crossed until I hear if it went well. I do think it sounds like a potentially really good fit.
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